Must-do iconic stays in the Brisbane Region

Stand naked on your private deck overlooking never-ending valleys. Relax by a log fire in a heritage homestead with a glass of red and your favourite person. Lead a llama around 85 acres of bushland. Walk along a seemingly endless island beach and dive into the refreshing ocean.

Make every moment count with these iconic stays in the Brisbane Region.

Nightfall Wilderness Camp, Scenic Rim 

Nightfall Wilderness Camp

Less is more at nightfall wilderness camp – a luxurious glamping retreat located beside the bubbling Christmas Creek and lush, ancient Lamington National Park. Spend nights under the stars and days exploring your surrounds.

Branell Homestead, Lockyer Valley 

Branell Homestead

A quaint homestead set out in the Lockyer valley, Branell is your home away from home complete with library, media room, fireplace and mango orchard to explore.

Dayboro Cottages & Llama Walks, Moreton Bay Region 

Lead your own llama through 85 acres of bushland and rainforest in Dayboro. The property has five self-contained cottages to stay in.

Tangalooma Island Resort, Moreton Island 

Group feed wild dolphins at Tangalooma

Escape the city and land yourself on the endless sandy beaches of Moreton Island. Tangalooma is the island’s only resort and has accommodation to suit everyone from couples to families to groups of friends. Be sure to go sandboarding while there!

Pethers Rainforest Retreat, Scenic Rim 

Strip off, stand on your deck and face the world – it’s just you and nature at Pethers Rainforest Retreat. While, yes you have neighbours, all the luxury private cabins face outwards into the valley.

Spicers Balfour, Brisbane City

Spicers Balfour

Stay in an authentic Queenslander home in the heart of Brisbane city. The property has a private rooftop bar that allows you views of the CBD over the tin roofs of heritage homes.

Mt Cotton Retreat, Redlands

Relax and experience the tranquillity that is Mt Cotton Retreat. The accommodation is surround by 20 hectares of private nature reserve plus local national parks nearby. Alternatively, stop by Sirromet for a cellar door experience.

The Johnson, Spring Hill

Art Series (The Johnson)

This luxe hotel on the edge of the CBD is where comfort meets the abstract. Inspired by the art of Australian artist Michael Johnson, the Johnson celebrates its boutique aesthetic and matches its upper-class styling with an award-winning 50-metre pool (designed by Michael Klim no less). Drop into the onsite resstaurant, the Tumbling Stone, for cheese and wine at dusk.

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Scenic Rim

Experience life at the top from O’Reilly’s. This unique private property is set on land within the incredible Lamington National Park. Join in eco activities, treat yourself at the Lost World Spa and connect with nature.

Spicers Peak, Scenic Rim

Stunningly located atop a mountain in the Scenic Rim, Spicers Peak is as far from the pressures of everyday life as you can get. Elegant suites and private lodges are among the best places to unwind while a gourmet restaurant, the Spa Anise or helicopter tours on site are sure to open your sleepy eyes – and heart. 

Songbirds Rainforest Retreat, Scenic Rim

Wake to the sound of local songbirds – kookaburras, whipbirds and lorrikeets – in your spacious private villa, complete with king bed, double spa, lounge and gas fireplace. Here you can wander the garden, trek through the forest, eat at the award-winning on-site restaurant and get a massage.

Stockton Rise Country Retreat, Lockyer Valley 

Stockton Rise

The Lockyer Valley is a land of rich soil and local agriculture. With a spectacular position overlooking the area, Stockton Rise overlooks the owners’ own farm where you can pick your own produce and cook it for dinner.

Yarrandabbi Dreaming B&B Retreat, (Macleay Island) Redlands 

Been to Moreton, done North Stradbroke? Why not try Macleay Island. Yarrandabbi Dreaming is a custom-build award-winning waterfront B&B where your hosts Yvonne and Trevor guarantee you’ll be working on island time. 

Spicers Hidden Vale, Ipswich 

Sit back and take in the view

Breathe in. Breathe out. Relax. You’ve arrived at a luxury retreat with a country welcome surrounded by 12,000 acres of bush. Be sure to enjoy a world-class meal at the restaurant, Homage.

Ketchup’s Bank Glamping, Scenic Rim 

Spend the weekend in a luxury eco-tent and experience the romance of camping under the stars without having to rough it. Ketchup’s Bank is set on 100 acres of bushland with spectacular mountain views.

Tryp Hotel, Brisbane City 

Tryp Hotel

This boutique, street-art themed hotel is ideal for those needing to be close to the CBD. Located in Fortitude Valley, the hotel is topped off with a public rooftop bar and a gourmet burger joint downstairs.

Claytons on Cylinder, North Stradbroke Island

Need a sea change? Book a beachfront apartment at Cylinder Beach on Straddie and enjoy luxuriously appointed accommodation just a stone’s throw from patrolled beaches.

Worendo Cottages, Scenic Rim

Wild Lime Cooking School

Start your weekend away with a cooking class in the cottage overlooking the tumbling hills and rocky mountains of the Lost World, before snuggling up by the fire or in bed close by.

Uluramaya Retreat, Moreton Bay Region 

Stay in one of three log cabins at the top a eucalypt forest surrounded by views of the spectacular Glasshouse Mountains. Experience nature on your doorstep as you eat breakfast while watching native king parrots and rosellas nearby.

Emporium Hotel, Brisbane City

Queensland’s first luxury boutique hotel, Emporium in Fortitude Valley continues to take out awards – and with good reason. Dive into your room, the cocktail bar or rooftop pool to discover why it was inducted into the Queensland Tourism Awards Hall of Fame for Best Luxury Accommodation in 2015.

Weltevreden Domes Retreat, Somerset

A unique geodesic dome experience, Weltevreden offers a perfect getaway for two. Its bed and breakfast domes include a private ensuite, air conditioning, TV and - most importantly - the peace and quiet of nature. Overlooking Wivenhoe Dam, Weltevreden (pronounced Veltfreeden) means well satisfied, and it promises you will be.

The Gypsy Cottage, Ipswich

The Gypsy Cottage

Find this cute cottage on the outskirts of the picturesque country town of Rosewood in the heart of the Bremer Valley. Dressed beautifully in crisp white French Metis, hand-embroidered linen sheets and delightful coverings that change with the seasons, it is fully self-contained with a little French fireplace for the winter. Bliss.

Witches Falls Cottages, Mt Tamborine, Scenic Rim

Witches Falls Cottages

Truly, totally private, the Witches Falls Cottages are designed to be the ultimate escape. Relax in your private courtyard, before the cozy fireplace and reconnect with that special someone. There's no need to leave your personal retreat as hosts David and Daniela even deliver your breakfast hamper. 

New Inchcolm, Brisbane 

This distinctly boutique hotel delivers impeccable style and clandestine character right in the heart of the City. Seamless service and cheeky charm complement elegantly crafted rooms, a sophisticated restaurant and bar, perfect location and conference and meeting rooms. Far enough from the CBD that you'll feel like you have space but close enough that you're never too far away.

The Stonehouse Retreat, Somerset

Stone House Retreat

Made of natural stone, raw timbers, recycled materials and polished concrete, this unique hand-built masterpiece is a stay to remember. Set in the scenic Somerset region, spend your days exploring the many lakes, Bunya Mountains or drop into Esk for its country charm.

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